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Jabberwocky ()


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A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

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Dennis Cooper
Harry H. Corbett ...
The Squire
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The Chamberlain
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Mr. Fishfinger
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King Bruno the Questionable
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The Other Squire
John Bird ...
1st Herald
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The Landlord
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3rd Merchant
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1st Merchant
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The Princess
Derek Francis ...
Bishop
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Man with Rock
Neil Innes ...
2nd Herald
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Poacher
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Guard at Gate
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2nd Merchant
Glenn Williams ...
2nd Guard at Gate
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The Prince
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Griselda Fishfinger
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1st Fanatic
Brenda Cowling ...
Mrs. Fishfinger
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Fanatics' Leader
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Mr. Cooper Senior
Alexandra Dane ...
Landlord's Wife
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Armourer
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Wat Dabney
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Flagellant
Peter Casillas ...
3rd Square
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Flying Hogfish Peasant
Derek Deadman ...
Apprentice Armourer
Janine Duvitski ...
Fanatic
Roy Evans ...
Ratman
Bill Gavin ...
Old Man with Petition
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1st Peasant
John Gorman ...
2nd Peasant
Julian Hough ...
4th Peasant / Fanatic
Des Jones ...
Door Opener
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Sister Jessica (as Gordon Kaye)
Christopher Logue ...
Spaghetti-eating Fanatic
Dan Muir ...
Crescent and Red Dog Knights
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Red Herring and Black Knights (as Dave Prowse)
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King's Taster (as Gordon Rawlings)
Sheridan Earl Russell ...
Kevin Fishfinger
Peter Salmon ...
The Monster
Hilary Sesta ...
Scrubber
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Sergeant at Gate
George Silver ...
Bandit Leader
Tony Sympson ...
3rd Peasant
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Dubbing (voice)
John Blain ...
Foreman (uncredited)
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2nd Door Opener / Servant (uncredited)
Peggy Ann Clifford ...
Merchants' Nurse (uncredited)
Terry English ...
Bandit (uncredited)
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Eggman (uncredited)
Sarah Grazebrook ...
Serving Wench (uncredited)
John Hughman ...
King's Valet (uncredited)
Anthony Lang ...
Banner Carrier (uncredited)
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Hawker (uncredited)
Mollie Maureen ...
Head Nun (uncredited)
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Man Living in Barrel (uncredited)
Bob Raymond ...
Mason (uncredited)
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Old Crone / Woman with Stone (uncredited)
Kenneth Thornett ...
Merchants' Steward (uncredited)
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Merchant's Wife (uncredited)
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Bandit (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terry Gilliam

Written by

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Lewis Carroll ... (poem) (as Rev. Charles Dodgson)
 
Charles Alverson ... (screenplay) and
Terry Gilliam ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Julian Doyle ... associate producer
John Goldstone ... executive producer
Sanford Lieberson ... producer (as Sandy Lieberson)

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Terry Bedford ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Michael Bradsell

Editorial Department

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Michael John Bateman ... assistant editor
Roy Burge ... assistant editor
Tim Jordan ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Irene Lamb

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Roy Forge Smith ... (as Roy Smith)

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Milly Burns ... (as Millie Burns)

Costume Design by

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Charles Knode
Hazel Pethig

Makeup Department

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Elaine Carew ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Scota Rakison ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Maggie Weston ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Bill Camp ... production manager
Joyce Herlihy ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Cotton ... second assistant director
John Dodds ... third assistant director
Bob Howard ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Leon Apsey ... carpenter
Roger Cain ... assistant art director
Nobby Clark ... carpenter (as Nobby Clarke)
Kenneth Clarke ... plasterer (as Ken Clarke)
John Cole ... props
Bill Harman ... construction coordinator
Craig Hillier ... carpenter
Ted King ... carpenter
Allen McKellar ... stagehand
Chris Sheehan ... props
Bunny Southall ... stagehand
Adrian Start ... painter

Sound Department

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Alan Bell ... dubbing editor
Bob Doyle ... sound camera (as Robert Doyle)
Bob Jones ... dubbing mixer
Godfrey Kirby ... boom operator
Garth Marshall ... sound recordist
Bill Rowe ... dubbing mixer

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John Brown ... special effects (as John F. Brown)

Stunts

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Billy Horrigan ... stuntman
Bill Weston ... stunt arranger
Nick Hobbs ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Appleby ... still photographer
Roy Cornwall ... clapper loader
Julian Doyle ... additional photographer
Micky Howard ... grip
Ray Jones ... rigger
Andy MacDonald ... clapper loader
Roger Pratt ... focus puller
Simon Ransley ... camera operator
Micky Thomas ... gaffer
Micky Wilson ... best boy / electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sue Cable ... costume assistant
William Pierce ... costume assistant (as Bill Pierce)

Transportation Department

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Tony Andrews ... transportation

Other crew

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Celia Bogan ... assistant to producer
Clinton Cavers ... monster creation
Valerie Charlton ... monster creation
Terry English ... armorer
Peter Leight ... armorer
George Mossman ... horse supplier
Sue Raper ... accounting assistant
Jenny Reid ... continuity
Ron Swinburne ... production accountant

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Lewis Carroll ... thanks (as Rev. Charles Dodgson)
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Plot Summary

After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour. Written by Gunter Doege

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Taglines Jabberwocky: the monster so horrible that people caught the plague to avoid it See more »
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Also Known As
  • La bestia del reino (Spain)
  • Jappervokki (Finland)
  • Brbljivac (Serbia)
  • Jabberwocky: Um Herói por Acaso (Brazil)
  • To adelfato ton ippoton kai o drakos tis symforas (Greece)
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  • 105 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In some countries, the film was promoted and released as "Monty Python's Jabberwocky," against the wishes of Terry Gilliam. After threats of legal action, the Python reference was removed from all subsequent reissues. See more »
Goofs The princess has modern tan lines in her nude scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 (1979). See more »
Soundtracks Night on a Bald Mountain See more »
Crazy Credits "All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »
Quotes Dennis: I keep your potato.
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